DR Windshields, Deflectors, Fairings, Bugslappers

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Zapp22, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I just bolted on a regular DR specific Cee-Baileys and it worked fine right off the bat, Some people worry about it moving around some but I dont notice it and no buffeting at all. Im 6' tall and the wind hits the top of my helmet but no noise to speak of. Ive got about 3,000 miles on it at all different speeds and I still like it.
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  2. Brooklyn Rob

    Brooklyn Rob Do'h!

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    Yeah- a dakar screen is great for any dualie- except a dakar.
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  3. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Here's my simple set up. I'm very pleased with how it works, I may have just gotten lucky with the sizing/ spacing. It deflects the main force of the wind off my chest at highway speeds yet allows enough for ventilation and has not gotten in my way off road/ on single track either.
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    It's thicker than it needs to be (just might be bullet proof:evil)...but I just used a scrap piece of lexan that was available to me.
    Bolted directly to the number plate, spacing is accomplished by simply slipping a piece of hose/ gasline over the bolt between the two pieces, also providing a vibration free rubber mount.:thumb

    Side views to show spacing.
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  4. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    Well, really you could use flat stock and bend the ends, drill and bolt everything together. Even drill a hole for the pressure point bolt and double nut it.
    Or...... you might pm me and talk me into duplicating mine maybe.:evil
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  5. BooneDog

    BooneDog Been here awhile

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    Man I wish. I'm looking to do something with my KTM, so it's not quite an exact duplicate of yours.
    What you describe is EXACTLY what I do, I cut, bend, hammer, grind, bolt, but haven't tried welding. I'm very close to buying a small welder just to play with. I build this dash and brackets for the Buell setup on my DR. What I want to do this time, is something I can remove easily, I've got some ideas but like that bar you have to mount things up in your line of sight.

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  6. onaXR

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    Buy a small mig welder (even a gasless one) and try it out. Its easy to pick up on. The cheaper migs run less than what you have in that Buell light. Which I love by the way.
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  7. BooneDog

    BooneDog Been here awhile

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    Yea, it's on my list of things to get, just need to do a little research into what I should actually buy based on the things I'd probably use it for. Been saying that for a year though. Stuff like you just did, small fabrications, repairing small trailer, making horseshoe hook things(we have horses), just playing around with things like that.
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  8. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    Unless you're doing body work (welding sheet metal) I'd get a 220 volt 175 amp (or there abouts) mig, cost a little more, but never lacking for heavier welding. I've had mine for 11 years & fabricated & built many things, including building my jeep & a few trailers. I've also done sheet metal, but its a long tedious thing to not burn through cheap sheet metal.

    P.S. nice work with the Buell setup, I've done the same.
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  9. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Are these black or a dark tint?
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  10. sagedrifter

    sagedrifter Southern Explorer

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    I did the cee baily too, I'm 6-4, 34" inseam and the wind hits me at neck level. I just put it on though, after one short ride I can say it does a good job of getting the wind off my chest and my head is in smoother air, less buffiting.. :D

    I figure it will be less tiring at 75 mph now, that wind is a beast on a 500 plus mile day.:nod :tough :gerg
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  11. CaptTurbo

    CaptTurbo Long timer

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    I have the turbocity screen too and I think it's fantastic though I'm starting to like the vertical look of the Dakar style ones. Perhaps I can use some spacers to stand her up a bit more. One of the things that tipped me toward the Turbocity screen (besides that I think they make the best of pretty much everything) was that Aeroflo makes the actual windscreen that they sell.

    Where did you get that 4" deflector that you put on yours? Got a link? Sounds like a nice addition. Thanks.
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  12. neepuk

    neepuk Such a drag...

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    Already posted in the DR650 thread and then this one popped up...
    Here's my solution to the DR650 windshield question.
    Started with the Cee Bailey's Screen for the Honda XR650l. Made some brackets and mounts with a friend of mine.

    Here's the results:
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    Works really well for wind and rain. A little buffetting with the XD on over 65 mph but not bad at all. Overall I'm very happy with it...
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  13. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    Jeff,

    The BMW Dakar shields are a very very dark tint. They almost always look black from the outside unless the sun is in back of them.
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  14. talbertnz

    talbertnz ..Clogs on da footpegs..

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    Thank u all for the gs screen tip LOOKS GREAT! will look into it!!!

    BUT UHM....IS THAT A BICYCLE BELL ON THE BARS??:ear HMM.. THUMP THUMP BRAAAAP BRAAAP... Ring Ring...:rofl
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  15. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Thanks Ray, I'm going to order one today. I wonder if they can be painted.
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  16. Ladder106

    Ladder106 It's a short cut, really

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    I don't see any reason that they can't be painted....probably with the Krylon for plastic stuff if you like rattle cans.

    I've also see one or two of these in "clear" on BMWs. So if you're thinking about a shield for the NX project clear might take other colors better.
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  17. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Ya, I'm wanting to paint it white. So your saying that clear will paint better than tinted?
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  18. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I called my buddy Jeff down at BMW of Louisville. He said that the 05 and up was a different part number than the 04 and down. I ordered one for a 2003, I think I read somewhere that thats the one that guys are using. Is this correct?
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  19. onaXR

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    Yes thats a bike bell (long story) short version- I have a horn and a buddy that wont say I dont have the balls to do something agian.:D

    Jeff its black, paint works well on these for some reason. I painted the short version up in white for my XR.
    03 and back has the cool lip on it .
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  20. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Short version? The parts list only shows 2, one in clear and one tinted, now I'm all confused. LOL
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